Dr. Mira Pavan (MD) is a second-year resident in the Department of Family Medicine. She received the Society of Rural Physicians 2019 Resident Leadership Award on April 5. Submitted photo

Family medicine resident receives leadership award

Second-year resident Dr. Mira Pavan has been named the recipient of the 2019 Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) Resident Leadership Award.

By Kristen McEwen

Pavan received this award at the SRPC Awards dinner in Halifax on April 5. The dinner is part of the annual SRPC Rural and Remote Conference.

As a Department of Family Medicine resident, Pavan was nominated for her ability to provide full scope of care in medicine through her interests in Indigenous health as well as addictions and infectious diseases.

Pavan’s current residency project is focusing on barriers to accessing harm reduction services and opiate replacement therapy. 

She has been a resident in the Prince Albert program since 2017. Pavan’s previous experience has included working in Marmora, Ont.; Melfort and Île-à-la-Crosse.

Pavan was nominated by Dr. Melissa Holowaty, who is an adjunct assistant professor at Queen’s University and a lecturer at the University of Ottawa.